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Title:Reading "Rabotnitsa": Ideals, Aspirations, and Consumption Choices for Soviet Women, 1914--1964
Author(s):Tolstikova, Natalia Igorevna
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Linda Scott
Department / Program:Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:The author finds that Western women's magazines and their Soviet counterpart, Rabotnitsa, played similar roles in corresponding societies. Both Soviet and Western women's magazines provided guidance, generated ideals, and established standards that their female readers were advised to emulate. Neither type of women's magazines created roles for women, but reflected and promoted those that already existed in society. Essentially, women's magazines in both societies prescribed roles for women that would prove beneficial to the power structure of the country in which these magazines were published. The findings suggest that women's magazines in both societies are instrumental in serving the needs of power under both economic systems, including both the management of consumption and oppression of women.
Issue Date:2001
Description:292 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3023217
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2001

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